The Red Bird Group is a mercury mine located in Churchill county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,499 feet.
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Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)
Lat, Long: 39.45056, -118.36972
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Red Bird Group MRDS details
Primary: Red Bird Group
District: Mountain Wells District (La Plata)
Time Period: To 1957
Material type: HG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^8-10 Lb/Ton
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): WEST SLOPE OF STILLWATER RANGE, UNSURVEYED TOWNSHIP
Comment (Production): WILLDEN AND SPEED STATE: NO RECORD OF ANY PRODUCTION FROM THE PROPERTY
Comment (Geology): GEOL.DESC: QUARTZ VEINS IN PHYLLITE AND SLATE (TRI); RHYOLITE AND BASALT (TERT); NEARBY GRANODIORITE PLUTON (CRET)
Comment (Deposit): WILLDEN AND SPEED FOUND NO PROSPECT . SAME AS M055402(?). ; INFO.SRC : BAILEY E H
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): WILLDEN AND SPEED, 1974, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF CHURCHILL COUNTY, NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 83
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY AND PHOENIX, 1944, QUICKSILVER DEPOSITS IN NEVADA: NBMG BULL. 41
Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.